Dr Stergios-Aristoteles Mitoulis DiplEng, PhD, MSc, M.ASCE, M.IABSE, M.EAEE, FHEA, CEng MICE

Dr Stergios-Aristoteles Mitoulis

Senior Fellow (Associate Professor research path)
Head of FutureStructures -the Structures Research Group of the University of Birmingham

Contact details

Y8 School of Engineering
Room 316
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Stergios is the leader of the infrastructuResilience, Meta Infrastructure and Bridge Ukraine. Stergios has a sustained record of grant-winning with more than £5 million of funding which he received by the UKRI and Horizon Europe.

He led and won recently the € 1.65 million MSCA-SE-2021 ReCharged project, leads part of the € 5 million HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-01 ZEBAI project and leads the pilots of the a € 2.5 million HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02 the RISKADAPT project, all commenced in 2023. He recruited three high profile professors from Ukrainian universities, who are currently working with him and are fully funded by the British Academy/CARA funding scheme.

Stergios’ expertise is in climate resilience, sustainability, and digitalisation of critical infrastructure with focus on transport and energy infrastructure.

During his academic career he has supervised more than 20 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. He has published extensively with a publication record exceeding 200 papers in leading scientific journals, reports, conferences and book chapters. He is known for his expertise in bridges.

He is a member of the BSI B/525/10 CEN/TC250/HG-Bridges, the BSI Mirror Group of Eurocodes, and UK delegate of the BSI (CEN/TC250/SC8 Work Group 6, Bridges) for the design and retrofit of bridges, the BSI committee B/525/8 and B/538/5, the Workgroup 11 of the EAEE and the IABSE TG1.8. He is serving as Editor in Chief and also has editorial and reviewing responsibilities for more than 50 reputed journals. He has served as an evaluator for EPSRC, UKRI and HORIZON/EU. He delivers seminars at consultancies and CPD as an official lecturer of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. He has an extensive presence in the news of leading news agencies, including the BBC.


  • 2015. Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching (GCLT) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2008. PhD in Structural/Bridge Engineering Bridge behaviour under dynamic loads
  • 2003. MSc Sustainable design of infrastructure to natural hazards (12-month course)
  • 2002. Diploma in Civil Engineering (5-year course) (64 modules. equiv. to MEng)


Associate Professor with focus on research (permanent appointment) on infrastructure safety, resilience, sustainability and digitalisation to deliver integrated solutions to climate hazards and multiple stressors.

5-year Diploma from Aristotle University.

MSc in Sustainable design of infrastructure to natural hazards and a PhD in 2008.

He is CEng MICE, a member of the ASCE, EAEE, IABSE and FHEA-UK. He is contributing significantly to the development of the next generation of Eurocodes as delegate of the BSI Mirror Group of Eurocode and UK delegate of the BSI for the design and retrofitting of bridges and the BSI Horizontal Group-Bridges. He has published more than 200 journal, report, conference papers and book chapters. Stergios has worked as PI, Co-I and researcher for more than 25 research projects. He recently led and won he € 1.65 million MSCA-SE-2021 ReCharged project, leads part of the €5 million HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-01 ZEBAI project and leads the pilots of the €2.5 million HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02 the RISKADAPT project, all commenced in 2023. He recruited three high profile professors from Ukrainian universities, who are currently working with him and are fully funded by the British Academy/CARA funding scheme. He also lead research and worked for a H2020 SERA-TA research project on the dynamic identification and monitoring of scoured bridges, a H2020-MSCA-IF-2018 Briface project on novel assessment of bridge retrofitting measures and a H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 Rebounce project on the resilience assessment framework for bridges and transport networks. He manages highly skilled researchers, who work on multi-hazard resilience assessment of transport assets see H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 TRANSRISK project. He recently had 8 successful MSCA grants. Stergios's current research is supported by world-leading research centres and industries. Stergios has led research on accelerated bridge construction (ABC) and integral bridges, and use of recycled materials. Stergios is an active consultant, delivers CPD and is a lecturer of the ICE. He is the leading consultant for the second longest bridge in Greece the 1371m-long Polyfytos bridge.


His focus is on the safety of critical infrastructure and has delivered frameworks and metrics for quantifying resilience and sustainability in critical infrastructure ecosystems empowered by digital technologies.


Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis SA (2023). Flagship Report on Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure: ‘Financing for Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure for a net-zero economic transition’ for the Group of Twenty (G20), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) (will be made available in the next G20 on 9–10 September 2023).

Mitoulis SA, Bompa DV, Argyroudis SA (2023). Sustainability and climate resilience metrics and trade-offs in transport infrastructure asset recovery. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 121, 103800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2023.103800

Mitoulis, S.A., Domaneschi, M., Casas, J.R., Cimellaro, G.P., Catbas, N., Stojadinovic, B., Frangopol, D.M. (2022). The crux of bridge and transport network resilience – Advancements and future-proof solutions. ICE-Bridge Engineering – Editorial (Vol. 175, No. 3, pp. 133-137). https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.2022.175.3.133

Loli M, Kefalas G, Bouzoni E, Diaz Fanas GE, Mitoulis SA, Kapetas L (2022) Integrating social vulnerability into climate adaptation of urban transport in Maputo, Mozambique. Transportation Research Procedia.

Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis SA, Panteli M, Fuggini C, Valkaniotis S, Hynes W, Linkov I (2023). Conflict resilience framework for critical infrastructure peacebuilding. Sustainable Cities and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2023.104405

Loli M, Kefalas G, Dafis S, Mitoulis SA, Schmidt F (2022) Bridge-specific flood risk assessment of transport networks using GIS and remotely sensed data. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 850, 157976. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157976

Donkor FK, Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis S, Aboelkhair H, Ballesteros Canovas JA, Bashir A, Cuaton GP, Diatta S, Habibi M, Hölbling D, Manuel L, Pregnolato M, Ramos Ribeiro RR, Sfetsos A, Shahzad N, Werner C (2022). SDG final decade of action: Resilient pathways to build back better from high-impact low-probability (HILP) events. MDPI Sustainability, 14, 1540, https://doi.org/10.3390/su142215401

Loli M, Manousakis J, Mitoulis SA, and Zekkos D (2022) UAVs for Disaster Response: Rapid damage assessment and monitoring of bridge recovery after a major flood. MDPI Engineering Proceedings 17(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/engproc2022017011

Argyroudis SA, Mitoulis SA, Chatzi E, Baker JW, Brilakis I, Gkoumas K, Vousdoukas M, Hynes W, Carluccio S, Keou O, Frangopol DM, Linkov I (2022). Digital technologies can enhance climate resilience of critical infrastructure. Climate Risk Management, 35, 100387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100387 (Awarded the Thorpe Medal of the EC3)

Loli M, Mitoulis SA, Tsatsis A, Manousakis J, Kourkoulis R, Zekkos D (2022) Flood characterization based on UAV mapping and forensic analysis of a structural failure, Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 822, 153661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153661

Tubaldi E, Antonopoulos C, Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis S, Gara F, Ragni L, Carbonari S, Dezi F et al. (2021). Field tests and numerical analysis of the effects of scour on a full-scale soil-foundation-structural system. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-022-00608-x

Tubaldi E, Patelli E, White C, Mitoulis SA, de Almeida G, Cranston M, Brown J, McDonald H, Eftychia K, Hardmang M, Mathews R, Newell R, Pizarro A, Roca M, Zonta D (2021). Invited perspectives: Challenges and future directions in improving bridge flood resilience, Natural Hazards Earth Systems Science (NHESS) https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-293

Mitoulis SA, Domaneschi M, Cimellaro G-P, Casas J-R (2021) Bridge and transport network resilience – a perspective, ICE - Bridge Engineering -Themed Issue on Bridge and transport network resilience, https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.21.00055

Markogiannaki O, Chen F, Xu H, Mitoulis SA, Parcharidis I (2022). Monitoring of a landmark bridge using SAR Interferometry coupled with engineering data and forensics, International Journal of Remote Sensing. 43(1) :95-119 https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2021.2003468

Freddi F, Galasso C, Cremen G, Dall’Asta A, Di Sarno L, Giaralis A, Gutiérrez-Urzúa F, Málaga-Chuquitaype C, Mitoulis SA, Petrone C, Sextos A, Sousa L, Tarbali K, Tubaldi E, John Wardman, Woo G (2021) Innovation in earthquake risk reduction and resilience: some recent challenges and perspectives. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 102267, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102267

Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis S, Loli M, Imam B (2021). Restoration models for quantifying flood resilience of bridges. Engineering Structures, 238, 112180 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112180

Argyroudis SA, Mitoulis SA (2021). Vulnerability of bridges to individual and multiple hazards - floods and earthquakes, Reliability Engineering & System Safety. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2021.107564

McKenna G, Argyroudis SA, Winter MG, Mitoulis SA (2021). Multiple hazard fragility analysis for granular highway embankments: moisture ingress and scour. Transportation Geotechnics, 26: 100431.

Smith A, Argyroudis SA, Winter MG, Mitoulis SA (2021). Economic impact of bridge functionality loss from a resilience perspective: Queensferry Crossing. ICE Bridge Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.20.00041.

Kagioglou P, Katakalos K, Mitoulis SA. (2021). Resilient connection for accelerated bridge constructions. Structures, 33, 3025-3039

Rele, R., Balmukund, R., Bhattacharya, S., Cui, L., & Mitoulis, S. A. (2021). Application of controlled-rocking isolation with shape memory alloys for an overpass bridge. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 149, 106827.

Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis SA (2021) Dataset of the survey for the restoration of flood resilient bridges. Data in brief, 36, 107088.

Argyroudis SA, Nasiopoulos G, Mantadakis N, Mitoulis SA (2020). Cost-based resilience assessment of bridges subjected to earthquakes. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, DOI 10.1108/IJDRBE-02-2020-0014.

Mitoulis SA (2020). Challenges and opportunities for the application of integral abutment bridges in earthquake-prone areas: A review. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 135, 106183.

Rele RR, Balmukund R, Mitoulis SA, Bhattacharya S (2020). Rocking isolation of bridge pier using shape memory alloy. IOS Press. Bridge Structures; 16(2-3); 85-103, DOI: 10.3233/BRS-200174.

Achillopoulou D, Mitoulis SA, Argyroudis S, Wang Y (2020). Monitoring of transport infrastructure: a road map toward resilience. Science of the total Environment, 746, 141001.

Argyroudis SA, Mitoulis SA, Zanini MA, Hofer L, Tubaldi E, Frangopol DM (2020). Resilience assessment framework for critical infrastructure in a multi-hazard environment: Case study on transport assets. Science of the Total Environment 714;136854.

Kalfas K, Mitoulis SA, Konstantinidis D (2020). Influence of the steel reinforcement on the vulnerability of elastomeric bearings. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(10): 04020195. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002710.

Sousa H, Mitoulis SA, Psarras K, & Tegos IA (2020). Control of long-term deflections of RC beams using reinforcements and low-shrinkage concrete. Proc., Institution of Civil Engineers-Bridge Engineering. 173(2):63-77.

Argyroudis S, Mitoulis SA, Winter M, Kaynia AM (2019). Fragility of transport assets exposed to multiple hazards: State-of-the-art review toward infrastructural resilience. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 191, 106567.

Rele RR, Dammala PK, Bhattacharya S, Balmukund R, Mitoulis SA (2019) Seismic behaviour of rocking bridge pier supported by elastomeric pads on pile foundation. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 1;124:98-120.

Tsinidis G, Papantou M, Mitoulis SA (2019). Response of integral abutment bridges under a sequence of thermal loading and seismic shaking. Earthquakes and Structures. 16(1), DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/eas.2019.16.1.000

Caristo A, Barnes J, Mitoulis SA (2018). Numerical modelling of integral abutment bridges under a large number of seasonal thermal cycles. ICE Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Bridge Engineering. 171(3):179-190

Tubaldi E, Mitoulis SA, Ahmadi H (2018). Comparison of different models for high damping rubber bearings in seismically isolated bridges. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 104: 329–345.

Kalfas KN, Mitoulis SA (2017). Performance of steel-laminated rubber bearings subjected to combinations of axial loads and shear strains. Procedia Engineering 199:2979–2984, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.09.533.

Mitoulis SA, Rodriguez JR (2017). Seismic Performance of Novel Resilient Hinges for Columns and Application on Irregular Bridges. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22(2).

Kalfas K, Mitoulis SA, Katakalos (2017). Numerical study on the response of steel-laminated elastomeric bearings subjected to variable axial loads and development of local tensile stresses. Engineering Structures, 134:346-357.

Mitoulis SA, Palaiochorinou A, Georgiadis I, Argyroudis S (2016). Extending the application of integral frame abutment bridges in earthquake prone areas by using novel isolators of recycled materials, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 45(14):2283-2301, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2760.

Tubaldi E, Mitoulis SA, Ahmadi H Muhr A (2016). A parametric study on the axial behaviour of elastomeric isolators in multi-span bridges subjected to horizontal excitation, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 14(4):1285-1310.

Argyroudis S, Palaiochorinou A Mitoulis S, Pitilakis D (2016). Use of rubberised backfills to enhance the seismic response and SSI effects on integral abutment bridges, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 14(2):3573–3590.

Mitoulis SA (2016). Some open issues in the seismic design of bridges to Eurocode 8-2, Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics, 2(1): 7–13, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20528/cjsmec.2016.02.002.

Mitoulis SA, Ataria RB (2016). Effect of waste tyre rubber additive on concrete mixture strength, British Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(4):11-18.

Mitoulis SA (2015). Uplift of elastomeric bearings in isolated bridges subjected to longitudinal seismic excitations, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 11(12).

Mitoulis SA (2012). Seismic design of bridges with the participation of seat-type abutments, Engineering Structures, 44:222-233.

Mitoulis SA, Titirla M, Tegos ΙΑ (2014). Design of bridges utilizing a novel earthquake resistant abutment with high capacity wing walls, Engineering Structures, 66:35-44

Mitoulis SA, Tegos ΙΑ, Stylianidis Κ-C (2013). A new scheme for the seismic retrofit of multi-span simply supported (MSSS) bridges, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 9(7):719–732.

Manos GC, Mitoulis SA, Sextos A (2012). A Knowledge-Based software for the design of the seismic isolation system of bridges, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10(3):1029-1047.

Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA (2011). Two new earthquake resistant integral abutments for medium to long-span bridges, Structural Engineering International: Journal of the Intern Assoc for Bridge and Str Eng (IABSE) 21 (2), pp 157-161.

Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA, K-C Stylianidis (2010). Cost-effectiveness related to the earthquake resisting system of multi-span bridges, Engineering Structures, 32(9):2658-2671.

Tegou SD, Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA, (2010). An unconventional earthquake resistant abutment with transversely directed R/C walls, Engineering Structures, 32(11):3801-3816.

Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA (2010). An unconventional restraining system for limiting the seismic movements of isolated bridges, Engineering Structures, 32(4):1100-1112.

Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA (2010). Connection of bridges with neighbour-hooding tunnels, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 1559-808X, 14(3):331-350.

Mitoulis SA, Tegos IA (2010). Restrain of a seismically isolated bridge by external stoppers, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 8(4):973-993.